写作篇 Online Study Resource-Writing

 

ACADEMIC WRITING

Learning objectives
This module will help you to:

  • understand some differences between spoken and written language, and the importance of these differences for academic writing

  • gain insights into why academic writing is typically abstract and complex. In other words, learn about:

    • the influence of Greek and Latin on academic vocabulary

    • the predominance of complex noun phrases

    • the concept of abstraction and how this is realised grammatically


  • understand formal academic style

  • learn how opinions and evaluations are expressed in academic writing

The module is in six parts:

  1. Spoken and written languages: some important differences [writing1.pdf]

  2. Nominal groups: nouns and their structure [writing2.pdf]

  3. Abstract concepts and abstract writings [writing3.pdf]

  4. The influence of Greek and Latin on academic vocabulary [writing4.pdf]

  5. Formal writing [writing5.pdf]

  6. Expressing opinion and attitude in academic writing [writing6.pdf]


ANNOTATED MODELS OF DISCIPLINARY ESSAYS

Learning objectives
This module will help you to:

  • understand how a well written essay is structured

  • understand what a well written essay in your discipline is

  • use evidence to support and develop arguments

  • incorporate references in an essay o use academic language

This module is in 7 parts:

  1. Annotated History essay [discipline1.pdf]

  2. Annotated Modern Languages essay [discipline2.pdf]

  3. Annotated Philosophy essay [discipline3.pdf]

  4. Annotated Creative Arts essay [discipline4.pdf]

  5. Annotated Management essay [discipline5.pdf]

  6. Annotated Engineering essay [discipline6.pdf]

  7. Annotated Sociology essay [discipline7.pdf]


COHESIVE WRITING

Learning objectives
This module will help you to:

  • understand the concept of cohesive writing

  • be familiar with the main language tools which create cohesion in writing.  These are:

    • conjunction (and, but, etc.)

    • reference (the people - they, etc.)

    • lexical cohesion (words that go together)

    • paragraph development


  • use these tools to create writing that flows and guides the reader

The module is in four parts:

  1. Conjunction: linking words [Cohesive1.pdf]

  2. Reference: tracing threads[Cohesive2.pdf]

  3. Lexical cohesion: words that go together [Cohesive3.pdf]

  4. Paragraph development: maintaining the focus [Cohesive4.pdf]


COMMON THESIS STRUCTURES


ESSAY WRITING

Learning objectives
This module will help you to:

  • understand the processes involved in writing a university essay

  • research the topic

  • write analytically

  • structure and develop an academic argument

  • write in an academic style

  • present evidence and reference correctly

  • prepare a list of references or bibliography

  • prepare the final copy of your essay

The module is in three parts:

  1. The process: the multi-faceted nature of essay writing [Essay1.pdf]

  2. The argument: development and structure [Essay2.pdf]

  3. The mechanics of essay writing [Essay3.pdf]


OTHER TYPES OF WRITING

Learning objectives
This module will help you to:

  • understand the requirements and function of a case study, book review, annotated bibliography or literature review assignment

  • Understand the type of information which should be included in these assignment types

  • structure these assignment types

  • structure arguments and include critical analysis in your assignment writing

The module is in two parts:

  1. Writing a case study, book review or annotated bibliography [OtherWriting1.pdf]

  2. Writing a literature review [OtherWriting2.pdf]


REPORT WRITING

Learning objectives
This module will help you to

  • understand the generic function and structure of reports

  • understand how different types of reports and their audiences influence the structure and style of the report

  • set out the information in your report

  • refer to any tables and graphs in your report in an effective way

  • use appropriate grammatical structures

This module is in 4 parts:

  1. Overview [reports1.pdf]

  2. Writing laboratory reports [reports2.pdf]

  3. Writing accounting and finance reports [reports3.pdf]

  4. Writing technical reports [reports4.pdf]


RESEARCH AND THESIS WRITING

Learning objectives
This module will help you to:

  • learn about various research models

  • prepare a research proposal

  • structure your thesis and its chapters

  • write convincingly of your research outcomes and implications

This module is in 4 parts:

  1. Research Models and methods [thesis1.pdf]

  2. Developing a research proposal [thesis2.pdf]

  3. Thesis Structure guidelines [thesis3.pdf,  thesis3a.pdf, thesis3b.pdf,thesis3c.pdf, thesis3d.pdf,thesis3e.pdf, thesis3f.pdf

  4. Thesis Writing and persuasion [thesis4.pdf]


WRITING A SYNOPSIS

Learning objectives
By viewing these annotated model synopses, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • what a synopsis is

  • the type of information which should be included in a synopsis

This module is in 5 parts:

  1. Annotated History essay synopsis [synopsis1.pdf]

  2. Annotated Management essay synopsis [synopsis2.pdf]

  3. Annotated Civil Engineering technical report synopsis [synopsis3.pdf]

  4. Annotated Engineering Management technical report synopsis [synopsis4.pdf]

  5. Annotated Education research report synopsis [synopsis5.pdf]


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